The Lawn Institute 2017 ATV Raffle Official Rules
SPONSOR: The Lawn Institute, 2 East Main Street, East Dundee, IL 60118 USA.
OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Raffle tickets may be purchased only by persons who are 18 years of age or older. This Raffle is void wherever prohibited by law. Raffle tickets have no cash value and no refunds will be issued after a raffle ticket is purchased.
NET PROCEEDS: All net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit The Lawn Institute, a 501(c) (3) charity, and its initiatives.
PRIZE: One winner will be selected by random raffle drawing. The Prize is awarded “as is”. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 during the 50th Anniversary Banquet at the 2017 TPI International Education Conference & Field Day. Winner need not be present to win. The winning ticket number will be displayed on www.TheLawnInstitute.org. The owner of the winning Raffle ticket will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on March 22, 2017 to claim their Prize.
The winner of the raffle will be solely responsible for arranging transportation of the Prize to the destination of their choice at their own expense.
TAXES: All federal, state and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. The taxable value of the Prize will be treated as ordinary income to the winner for federal and state income tax purposes, and such winner will be required by law to report the value of the prize as income for tax year 2017.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under "RELEASE OF LIAIBLITY") are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away or no longer in the purchaser's possession, (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Entries, payments for Entries or any other Raffle-related communications which are lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any failure or problem whatsoever with the availability, functionality, operability or use of any network, server, ISP, website, Internet connection, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, hand-held mobile device or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms, or malfunctions affecting a network, server, ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (4) the inability of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of an Entry to connect or stay connected to the Internet, to log on to any website, or to participate in or complete any online communication or activity related to the Raffle; (5) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (5), "Errors"), including without limitation, Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivering Prizes; or (6) any injury or damage to any person's computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in this Raffle, the use of any website associated with the Raffle, or the downloading of any materials from such website(s). Anyone who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Raffle or associated website, as determined in Sponsor's sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Raffle and if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to any Prize. If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in Sponsor's sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in Sponsor's sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a "Compromising Event"), then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle, and to select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Compromising Event.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participating in the Raffle, agree that The Lawn Institute and all of the respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, consultants and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, resulting from, whether in whole or in part or directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle or the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Entry or Prize.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants Sponsor and Sponsor's designees and affiliates, including The Lawn Institute, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use that Official Winner's name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
CLAIMS: Any claim or controversy between any Raffle participant and The Lawn Institute arising out of or relating to the Raffle or to these Official Rules shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its commercial arbitration rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. A Raffle participant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against The Lawn Institute arising out of the sale of Raffle tickets or the conduct of the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for their raffle ticket(s). In no event shall The Lawn Institute its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents or representatives be liable to any party for any loss or injury to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
CANCELLATION: If for any reason the Raffle is cancelled, The Lawn Institute must reimburse each Raffle ticket purchase within 60 days of the Raffle cancellation date but may retain up to 10% of the ticket price for administrative cost.
PRIVACY: All personal information collected by The Lawn Institute will be used for administration of the raffle. The Lawn Institute will not share, sell or otherwise distribute personal information collected by The Lawn Institute except as stated above.
GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY: The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.